The next day (yesterday) we tried again to get the hubster’s blood draw done. This time I brought DS with me.
Let’s just say it was a struggle. Even before we went, he wet himself while having trouble openeing his fly (first time). It was not easy getting him to let me take his pants, socks, and sneakers off (couldn;t manage the wet underpants). In the waiting room for the blood draw, he wetted himself again. After we got home we got him to change down to his underpants. I put Depends on him. Since then he has peed in the toilet every time, pulling down the Depends just enough to manage it.
A few years ago I bought some waterproof pads for sitting on for when my mother and brother ate dinner over at our house. Now I have one in DH’s recliner and one in the passenger seat in the car. I think I mentioned putting the larger one for use in bed under the bottom sheet on his side of the bed (if I put it on top, he would likely futz with and even remove it or use it as a tiny blanket on top of the covers.
He seemed, ummm, extra-demented yesterday, although he was good on a trek through Target (but he refused to get out of the car when we got home for 10 minutes or so–DS stayed with him while I pout away what we bought), but slept very well last night and was well behaved when awake before I wanted to get up. We’re just having coffee now. He’s smiling at me and is affectionate.
WHen DS & GF get up, I’ll fix French toast & bacon. Meanwhile the hubster is eating the leftover oatmeal & dates I saved from yesterday’s breakfast.
My son picked the perfect time to visit! This morning after visiting Mom, they’ll be haunting some thrift stores for bargains for their crafting and reselling business. They scored some good stuff in Florida last week (their 3-week trip is a combo vacay and work trip).
Of the factors tested, his sodium and BUN are high normal (and actually high according to optimal levels), CO2 slightly high, and potassium quite high according to anyone.
The kidney function test EGFR is 84, which I believe is very good for someone age 72.
Does this mean anything to any of us? Haven’t gotten comments on the test from the dr (yet). I doubt she sees anything alarming, though.